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    37 KB Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)23:52 No.17051801  
    Usually I dislike child characters but sometimes they can be really likeable if done right.

    ITT: Child characters done right and how we can implement there qualities in are games.

    Pic related. This is my favourite child character.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)23:55 No.17051818
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    NPC children are allowed to be annoying.

    Any PC-children should be hardened tykes who have taken on the rough of the world and consequently succeeded.
    The proper trick to playing such a character?

    Play them like a human being, for fuck's sake. A child is nothing more than a budding person, not a genetic reject of saliva and retardation.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)23:55 No.17051821
    Crane musician prodigy is the best child character. Prove me wrong, if you can.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)23:56 No.17051828
    A friend played a stereotypical Victorian London Chimneysweep Orphan... He pickpocketed the weapons of a hired goon, and promptly proceeded to "Shanked a bitch" and "Bust a cap in his ass"

    It was straight up gangster.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)23:58 No.17051845
    do you mean the real desert punk or his bitchass underling?

    cuz i dont think he's really a child...either a teen or short adult.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:00 No.17051862
    and weep
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:00 No.17051867
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    "Welcome home, Big Bro!"
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:02 No.17051878
    I'm grouping young adults under children also, sorry for not specifying.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:03 No.17051888
    Yeah, I always though Desert Punk was just a short young adult. Late teens at most I suspect.
    Kind of liked his assistant, little girl with big dreams of being the toughest cookie in the desert, it was cute and to my liking.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:04 No.17051891
    dat sound of cum splattering in the air vents
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:05 No.17051901
    Man, I wanted to play a good child character once... but ended up just being a glutton and eating everything (literally) because he'd been alone in the woods for so long so he was hungry.

    Then again, most of my characters seem to be obsessed with food... man I'm fat.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:07 No.17051913
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    Early Golden Arc Guts.
    Course he grows up but we start when he was no more then 13 I believe.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:08 No.17051922
    Technically he starts as a baby pooped up by a corpse into a puddle of blood. Your whole life seems a little better by comparison doesn't it?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:08 No.17051928
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    As far as kid adventurers go, I think there is no better example than Finn the Human.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:11 No.17051949
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    The trick to making good child characters(as with all characters) is to give them depth. Give them goals they want to attain, give them sacrifices they have made. But most of all, give them the determination to see their dream through. They can(and will) stumble, but make it part of their characterization, and not stumbling for the sake of stumbling.

    Pic very much related.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:11 No.17051955
    Looking at his life all before the fight with Bazuso(sp?), I'd say HELL YEAH, then again I count my lucky stars I was never born in Africa as a child soldier.
    Hmmm, maybe I should base my next character on that concept...
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:14 No.17051981
    Oh man these two.
    Along with Paul Atreides, these characters made me fill so much better being a shorter man, even if they are all on some extreme end.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:18 No.17052017

    i once played a child character in adeva, middle child, older brother was good for nothing but daddies favorite,and since mom was gone he had to raise his younger sister who he loved very much...some might say a little too much but fuck them.
    when daddy started getting abusive, bro did his damnedest to protect his sister, even after they got away from him he still tried to keep her safe.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:18 No.17052021
    Well I had some NPCS, a pair of daughters and a son who were the children of a great king. The PCs got quite close to them (daughter #2, namely,) and by the time shit hit the fan (something along the lines of the gods orchestrating a massive war between that nation and the next largest literally for the reason of having as many people die as possible in a believable manner) the priorities shifted to protecting them through the war. I gave myself a pat on the back as i made the players care whether or not NPCs lived or died other than for reward reasons.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:31 No.17052093
    Closest I've had is a friend playing a raised by wolves druid girl.
    She gets paid in cookies and an escrow account so she doesn't blow it all on candy.
    Usually play small characters occasionally mistaken for children, though.

    Then they produce knives...
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:33 No.17052107
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:36 No.17052123
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    I loved every scene these two interacted together, I wish they could of spent some more time on their friendship instead of shortening it down to a montage and the climax.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:37 No.17052129
    Who dat?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:37 No.17052132
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    >Implying Kosuna doesn't outshine Desert Punk by a wide, wide margin
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:38 No.17052141
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:41 No.17052157
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    < Title

    If you have netflix you should stream it; beautiful artwork IMO.
    >> The Man 11/29/11(Tue)00:42 No.17052162
    I actually play a Dwarf Barbarian in one of my games who comes close to being a child himself.
    He's not young or anything (34 years old in human time) but acts rather childish almost constantly - incessantly reminding his party members that he found something so its his (even though he doesn't want it, so they can have it) or saying he should tell them what to do because he's oldest (in a mostly human group, he's still not actually the oldest) and strongest (point-buy system landed me with an 18 STR at start).
    However, when he gets mad, duck and fucking cover. The Barbarian in him really shines through his simple exterior into a terrifying rage of violence, roars, and blood.
    Thankfully, he returns to his childish state the moment he's done, as if nothing had happened.
    Really enjoyable character, the other guys seem not to mind how I play him, so it's all good.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:44 No.17052180
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    Paz for sure. A wonderful young lady if ever there was one.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:48 No.17052203

    It truly is a shame Western animation such as this is so rare, everything about that movie (except the already mentioned rushed friendship) was amazing.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:48 No.17052206
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    hey you two
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:51 No.17052228
    > "world's greatest dad on the cup"

    oh wow!
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:52 No.17052234
    How old was she anyway?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:53 No.17052238
    >Dat mug.
    >Dat smirk.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:57 No.17052253
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    I sat in on a Mage game where a boyfriend/girlfriend combo were playing a Moros mage that liked to use a sword cane was the protector of a teenage Obrimos mage.

    I only watched for one session, but it seemed like they pulled it off well. Generally it was a comedy thing and they didn't play any kind of relationship-drama, it was more like a big brother/little sister thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:58 No.17052255
    >feel bad
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)00:58 No.17052256

    Meant the teenager was a Thyrsus mage, not an Obrimos, I always mix those two up.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:00 No.17052262
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    The Blood Ravens sure do appreciate that gift you sent us!
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:00 No.17052265
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:01 No.17052268
    Did you know that during the filming of this movie, a guy who had just robbed a liquor store a block away ran into Gary Oldman and his gang of thugs, thought they were real cops, and surrendered?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:02 No.17052270
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    Oh man, I fucking lost it.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:05 No.17052282
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:10 No.17052306

    If I'm not mistaken, 24.
    >> Sydhar 11/29/11(Tue)01:11 No.17052312
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:15 No.17052332
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    Would Eva and Grovy count? IIRC Grovy is 15 and Eva is 16 or something like that.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:17 No.17052349

    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:19 No.17052355
    I think they may be legal adults. Considering that it's heavily implied (and confirmed by the creators iirc) that they're fucking, and that would be a bit of a risky thing to admit if they were kids.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:21 No.17052366
    15/16 is legally adult in most of europe
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:22 No.17052370

    Wasn't Eva taller than him?

    As for ages, he is 15-16, she is 17-18 (aging over the course of the show).


    Dey are French bro, different standards.
    >> LeonTrollski !B916AXFNB2 11/29/11(Tue)01:22 No.17052373

    15 year olds fuck!

    the horror!
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:26 No.17052394
    The French have a lower standard of 'adulthood.' I am told that this is so that they can legally draft a larger army when the Germans invade next.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:27 No.17052404
    playing a 10-12 year old child thief.

    the running gag (apparently) is how he keeps getting motherly pecks from female NPCs, which pisses off one of the other players to no end as he is a heat seeking dick with a body attached.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:28 No.17052406
    Point remains, they're considered adult enough for that in their culture. Ergo, they don't count as "kids".

    I know, right? So terrible. Like stealing forty cakes.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:28 No.17052407
    That would be smart, but it's more likely that they were all fucking 16 year olds anyway, and didn't want to have to jail their entire workforce for statutory rape.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:32 No.17052427
    Did you even read his post? You're repeating literally the first point he made.

    >I think they may be legal adults.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:36 No.17052449
    >"Although now that you mention it, Mai has been in a strangely good mood lately..."
    >Zuko waking up shirtless at Mai's
    >Making out all the time
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:38 No.17052474
    There's a difference between having hints that would be difficult to get as a kid and having one of the characters outright saying "I've seen you naked and it wasn't in a dream" before being hurriedly shushed.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:39 No.17052482
    If you're a kid you probably won't get either of those.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:44 No.17052512
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    Chas Kramer from Constantine.
    See pic.

    He always struck me as a very well-written character - appropriate screen time, sensible levels of responsibility (you can drive the car, but you can't come into the supernatural bar with me) and a death in the circumstances when it would be appropriate for a normal person to die.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:46 No.17052536
    In a world of darkness game.

    Played a normal, human kid.

    Game turned into a harem anime with an ineffective male lead faster than you can say "weeaboo".
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:46 No.17052537
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    >Chas Kramer from Constantine.

    One of the things I fucking hated about that movie. In the comics, Chas is a fucking 30-something who pals around with Constantine for some ungodly reason he doesn't even know. Chas' entire life is pretty much ruined by that British fuck.

    I will say, Keanu Reeves did well as Constantine in my opinion. But I'm sorry, John Constantine is a fucking BRIT!
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:53 No.17052565
    Depends on your family, really.

    Either way, the latter is still more blatant.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:53 No.17052566
    It was a hollywood movie. There was an alpha male/female pairing.
    Why are you expecting they'll cast anyone in positive roles except americans?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:56 No.17052582
    I'll give you that one, but the Zuko/Mai thing was waaaay more prevalent by volume. Seriously, in season three there are like three implied sex scenes and they're constantly making out.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:57 No.17052587
    Are we talking animu or characters in games? If animu, the girl from Noein is probably the best child character I've ever seen.

    If games, children make shitty game characters. They're either useless, which is okay if you're into srs roleplaying I guess, or stupid hypercompetent bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)01:59 No.17052594
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    I can dream, dammit!
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)02:07 No.17052636
    >Tome of Necromancy
    >Child Necromancer
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    They didn't dream tango, though.

    (not that it's really another point, I was just berating their lack of subconscious pretty dances)
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)02:33 No.17052748
    I think they should have had that dance during the end credits of 25. Going straight from [nospoilerson/tg/]Grovy dying[/nospoilerson/tg/] to that dance sequence would have been pretty heavy.
    >> Blackheart !!d+z47tvchVl 11/29/11(Tue)02:37 No.17052779
    >or stupid hypercompetent bullshit.

    To be fair thats less of a trait of child characters in general and more of the trait of adventurers in general.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:05 No.17052887
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    >Guy in group throws together something he considers an optimized build
    >It incorporates a few levels of cleric, druid, and barbarian
    >DM looks it over, puts on his poker face, and passes the sheet to me for perusal
    >DM apparently sees something I don't, play along and put on my poker face as well
    >Decided to throw together a child sorcerer who holds the power of IMAGINATION
    >Meet and greet, friends for life, etc
    >Several sessions later...
    >Guy says something about reading some ancient texts that we've come across
    >DM clears his throat and asks for Guy to step into the next room with him
    >A minute later, they return, Guy looks pissed
    >Ask him what the texts say

    "... I don't know. I never learned to read."
    >"... What."

    >Realize what the poker face thing was about and proceed to teach the bastard to read

    >"And then F... Ffff... Faaar... Fharfiglatin? Fharlanghn! Crossed the river. See? It's the long words that are the hard parts, because they spell them funny. You try."
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:09 No.17052905

    This gives me an odd combination of "FUCKING AUTISTIC DM" rage and "HOLY SHIT THAT'S SO ADORABLE IT GAVE ME DIABETES" joy.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:11 No.17052919
    ha ha yeah it's so autistic to use an established shortcoming to make an interesting scenario
    >> Blackheart !!d+z47tvchVl 11/29/11(Tue)03:11 No.17052920
    So child sorcerer teaching large barbarian to read?

    Thats... Gold.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:13 No.17052930
    And fucking adorable.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:16 No.17052947
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    That's adorable.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:20 No.17052958

    I love this mental image. Around a campfire at night, the rest of the party going about their usual business, oiling swords, waxing strings, and repairing armor...while over by the fire, the Barbarian throws a book away into the nearby forest in contempt, and attempts to out glare the child sorcerer.

    And failing miserably, he quietly curses to himself as he gets up and goes to find the book.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:23 No.17052970
    Wow.....this is fucking adorable. Tell me is the Barbarians player a That Guy type of fellow or does he just like playing optimize builds?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:24 No.17052977
    Had a 200+ year old elder vampire child in my WoD game.

    Was scary as fuck.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:26 No.17052987
    'A is for Armor that you wear. B is for the blade you wield. C is for carrion that feed on corpses..D is for the dead which when risen are E is for evil.'
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:31 No.17053018
    I've considered a couple of "child" NPCs in a setting I'm working on. I say "child" because they're actually intelligent constructs. I want to have them travel with the party, to see how they will influence the party, and how the party will influence them.

    Guess that's not the same thing though.

    I also had a concept for a PC for a separate game, a gnome rogue/assassin who pretends to be a little girl, in order to entrap and kill rapists.

    Also, I guess that's not nearly the same thing either.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:34 No.17053031
    Our Group:

    Me (Orc Druid)
    GF (Human Ranger)
    Bro (dwarf Warrior)
    Bro's GF (Human Cleric)

    my druid saved the human cleric from being sold into slavery, shes only 6 extremely shy and will only talk to me who she refers to her as Papa Fwreenie (character name is F'war'thukgul)

    she does everything a normal six year old does

    pick flowers, holds her papas hand (aka mine) and wants bedtime stories, and bashes in skeletons heads

    when she misbehaves i put her in my pack (which doubles as a baby harness for orcs)

    i think its all an elaborate ploy between the two girls to see if im father material =l
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:35 No.17053038
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    I have screen capped this.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:35 No.17053039
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    I can't really blame you for the rage bits, but it should be noted that his first level was in barbarian and he failed to spend the skill points to learn to read, as is covered in the rules.

    But aside from that, it had the added benefit of redistributing the spotlight, something that normally doesn't happen due to Guy's incredible skill in stealing most of it. I got some time, Guy got some time, the rogue's player got some by obtaining rarer and rarer apocrypha of Guy's own religion so we could solve the mystery of the ancient texts.

    Good times all around. Also:

    "Tork is tired of looking at words."
    >"That's okay! I have this! Here, it's got pictures and everything. Look, pick one you like."
    "... This looks suspiciously like a comic book. All of these look like comic books. Where did you get all of these comic books and why can't I hold them all?"
    >"I spent my tavern money on it because you said I'm not allowed to drink and their food tasted bad."
    "You little bastard! I grew strong on food like that!"
    >"You also grew up not knowing how to read."
    >> Blackheart !!d+z47tvchVl 11/29/11(Tue)03:43 No.17053060
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    >"You also grew up not knowing how to read."
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:49 No.17053088
    Firstly MOAR!!!!!!!!! For this is glorious.

    Secondly the barbarians player is a That Guy isnt he?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:49 No.17053090
    Once had a child PC Dread Necromancer. He got into magic experimentation while he was really young, around eight or nine, and ended up screwing up a spell and halting his growth process. He has the body and emotions of a child, but the intellect, cunning, and brutality of an adult. He and his childhood friend, his cohort, are looking for a way to undo the effects of the spell.

    (The party's actually under the impression that the cohort is the PC and that the child is just some RP companion. The kid actually does a lot of behind-the-scenes things that the party doesn't know about to help benefit the cohort and make up for his being two levels below the rest of the party.)
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)03:52 No.17053107
    Atleast they managed to turn a min-maxing element into a positive rp scenario. Best outcome of having a That Guy, I can see.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:06 No.17053164
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    He can be That Guy, but only when left unchecked. A string of good luck can make him unbearable to be around, but he takes bad luck extremely well as a side effect of his ego.

    As for more...

    "Tork takes it back. These comic books are good."
    >"Aha! I knew you'd like them."
    "Tork can't read this part, though."
    >"That's the hero's title. He's the Knight of Burgundymoor."
    "Never heard of it. Let's go there."
    >"We can't. It's a fake place, where the Knight lives and fights bad guys."
    "The books tell lies!"
    >"What? No. It's like a bard, except without music and actors."
    "It would still be better if it didn't lie."
    >"But I can't do anything about... I've got an idea!"
    "... Oh Pelor no."

    And then I completed ripping off two /tg/ stories I'd read a few months ago by turning one of the comics into a magic item that summoned/created a persistent NPC paladin by the name of the Knight of Burgundymoor.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:14 No.17053186
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    Holy shit, this just keeps getting more and more adorable.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:41 No.17053314
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:44 No.17053328
    Dear Gods more this is AMAZING.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:45 No.17053331
    Its like the barbarian is the child and the child is the adult.

    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)04:49 No.17053344
    I've been wanting to write a children's picture book. And I think I just got my inspiration.

    Thankyou kind sir.
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    I played a child PC once in a rifts/homebrew game once around a year ago. She was a 14 year old Psi-tech, which for anyone who doesn't know is basicly a psionic who is a computer/mechanical genius with all kinds of cool abilities like being able to mindhack, possess, and enhance the performace of computers/machines. I'd planned on mking her into a mecha pilot eventually.

    Her backround was that her father was a high ranking officer in a big war that ended sometime around when she was very young, around like 3 or 4, and that he was working on a way to enhance soldiers' affinity with the war machines and used her, being an illegitimate child, as a lab rat more or less after his superiors shut his project down for lack of results.

    Superiors find out that he kept doing his experiments and relieve him of his command, pretty much blacklisting him and he falls off the radar as eventually the war reaches a stalemate and turns into a cold war after either side all but wipes each other out, destroying around 95% of all the badass mecha and technology both sides possessed in the process. The head honchos who were overseeing the project give the girl an examination and see her as just another failure like all the other soldiers, so her memories of it all are wiped and she's put up for adoption and taken in by a small church out in the middle of bumfuck nowhere in a farm town, who raise her in the strictest manner one could imagine, insuring that my character will eventually develop rebelious tendencies and want to GTFO from what she sees as prison.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:08 No.17053447

    I'd write more than this, but I'm afraid I'm getting kind of tired. It's nearly four in the morning right now, where I am.

    Anyway! At one point, we managed to get a villain to surrender without fighting him, through the guile of the rogue's player. He doesn't really speak up much, but he made an exception here.

    Rogue: "There's four of us and one of you."
    Villain: "I count two, a child, and a fake hero."
    Rogue: "The child created the Knight, taught this guy to read, and has imaginary friends that have painted walls with blood."
    Villain: "You're lying."
    Rogue: "Am I?"
    >Barbarian/Cleric/Druid draws the Knight back into his comic book, hefts his axe. Player rolls Intimidation.
    "Tork sees man. Run, man, run."

    At which point our unfortunate foe decided it would be better to be led away in chains, rather than risk surviving in constant agony at the hands of our motley crew.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:09 No.17053449
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    During the 10 years between the end of the war and the beginning of the game, the faction my PC's father worked for continues doing a bit of research in the field of psi-techs, and make some discoveries that implied my PC's father might've been onto something after all, and the only way to confirm would be to track my character down and bring her in for testing. Faction #2 catches wind of this and decide that they're interested too, so both factions begin trying to track down my character, since faction 1 had more important things to worry about during the final hours of the war than keeping track of a failed experiment whose memory had been erased of the whole thing.

    Meanwhile in farmsville, my character's miserable childhood which has been spent having religion shoved down her throat, being used as free labor in the fields, and being treated like crap in general by the entire town comes to an abrupt end when soldiers show up looking for the orphan girl who lives at the church. Her psionic powers had been slowly developing throughout her childhood, but without any technology around, she's mostly oblivious as to what she really is until she accidently makes the laser weapon belonging to one of the soldiers explode out of fear, killing him and wounding several others. The soldiers don't know wtf happened, as they know nothing of the experiment, and think that the explosion was caused by an enemy sniper. My PC doesn't know how the hell she did it, but she knows she was responsible so she runs and hides, trying to comprehend wtf just happened.

    The soldiers are pissed and begin sweeping the whole village, looking for enemy soldiers and taking everyone hostage. The last building they come to is the church, where I have just been found hiding in the rafters by the priest, who tells me a tiny bit about what i really am and why the soldiers are after me.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:11 No.17053463
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    From there I didn't get the chance to play or develop her much more, but I really would've liked to. In the two sessions I played with the character, she was on the run with very little idea what was really going on apart from what the priest told her before allowing her to escape, but she was very happy to have finally gotten away from the town she hated and was getting to see the world. The rest of the party was on the run too from one faction or the other, or just happened to be travelling in the same direction, and none of them got much development either. I'd planned on having her use a computer for the first time whenever the party reached a major city to find out more about the war and learn who her father was, but alas we never got that far.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:13 No.17053478
    You should write it up it sound like a good tale to me.

    This sheer adorableness is killing me now.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:16 No.17053489
    Child characters? Does AdEva count?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)05:27 No.17053533
    I second this motion. Writefag this up and report back when it's done; your story is diamonds.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)10:48 No.17055122
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    Pino is a fine example of a child-android becoming self aware.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)12:12 No.17055664
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)16:55 No.17057637
    Have you tried World of Darkness: Innocents, OP. it has some excelent advice on creating and RPing kid characters.

    I find I have the problem of being a serious badatard IRL, and find it hard to get into the childhood innocence thing again. (A lifetime of being bitter and pessimistic has taken its toll). A

    Does anyone have any advice on how to make a child character balanced, as in neither overly cutesey nor overly MY PARENTS ARE DEEEAAAAAD?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)16:57 No.17057655
    If we're really going to force this stupid meme, can we at least get some decent art for it?
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)17:00 No.17057680
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    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)17:05 No.17057713
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    The kid from Six String Samurai.

    It is the perfect example of how NOT to do a child character, and I think the makers knew it and were underlining the point with a big red glow-in-the-dark pen.

    At least I fucking hope they did, since the characteristics of a bad child character were so obvious ("Oh look, the dude who told me to stay here went to fight some Russians, I better go in the middle of a fucking fist and sword orgy to see how he is doing.") I wanted to intent a device to enter the movie and strangle the little fucker like the bitch he was.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)17:14 No.17057785

    I absolutely loved her, which is interesting considering I, as your typical Scoutmaster, fucking hate kids. But then again, she as one of the few positive people without any backstabbing schemes or mental issues in the whole anime. It was also probably because her character did fit the surreal themes without making her a depressed loser or an everlasting princess with daddy issues, but on the other hand she seemed completely detached from reality, due to being a machine with a newly born consciousness.
    >> Anonymous 11/29/11(Tue)17:15 No.17057791
    I remember once running a 15 years old in DH.

    I think he was more grizzled and hardened member of the acolyte cell as I recall and he nearly got a reasonable drug operation going and did the exact right thing when a daemon showed up.

    Which is to say he ran like all hell was coming to get him and tried to keep a steel door between the monster and himself while praying his comrades would pass onto the Emperor for their valor (or stupidity, really, who cares in the far future, they both get you killed something awful) rather than suffer the torment's of the warp.

    Oh how I wish he hadn't died in a fire.

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